Issue – July/August 2018

In Stride

Throughout my life, I’ve written more than my fair share of Miami “insider” guides and “must-do’s” and “must-see’s” lists, spotlighting everything from off-the-beaten path hidden gems to trendy new arrivals on the scene.

Building For The Future

Park Grove hosted a discussion with Miami’s biggest names in real estate during an in-depth look at the city’s real estate market.

Carrying Cost

Touted as “The Carry-On That Carries You,” the revolutionary Modobag is the world’s first motorized, smart and connected luggage that gets you to and from your destination up to 3 times faster than walking. 

Run On

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run presented by Turkish Airlines welcomed 28,265 participates from 850 companies!

Sky High

PMG and their co-developer partner JDS Development hosted a private event to unveil the model residence 5301 at Echo Brickell.

Science Is Cool

Frost Science hosted its 2nd Annual Celebration of Science: The Power Of Light presented by The Miller Family Foundation.

Black Ties & Blue Jeans

Branches celebrated its 15th Annual Black Tie & Blue Jeans Benefit Dinner & Auction at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami, raising more than $400,000 for Branches’ programs focused on long-term personal success.

Raising Awareness

Go Red For Women of the American Heart Association hosted a luncheon in Miami in honor of the national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women.

Strutting In Style

Miami Fashion Week hosted the exclusive runway show of Oscar Carvallo at Brickell City Centre.

Network Impact

United Way Young Leaders hosted a Happy Hour For A Cause at Komodo with proceeds benefitting Communities In Schools, a program empowering at-risk students in our most challenged schools.

Look Up

Panorama Tower held its official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, with City of Miami Commissioners, journalists and area VIPS on hand to welcome the tallest building in Florida to the city.

Networking At Its Finest

Brickell Magazine’s Top 20 Under 40 for 2018 gathered at The Deck in Wynwood to sip, favor and mingle with some of Miami’s most connected movers-and-shakers.

Scenic Route

The owners of CocoWalk hosted a VIP event and dinner for top brokers to showcase the ongoing redevelopment of the property as leasing efforts ramp up.

The 411

Spotlighting news, launches, happenings, products & places in and around South Florida.

Brickell Bodies

When it comes to managing physical fitness, family and career, balance is the most essential ingredient. Get to know a few of Miami’s fittest professionals and find out what makes them tick and how their journey can inspire you to be the best version of yourself possible.

Pitcher Perfect

A neophyte bartender making big waves at champion chophouse Steak Brasil Churrascaria, Marco Lacombe is shaking up the local saloon scene with a classical Caipirinha.

Devoted Dentist

 Dr. William P. Lamas, D.M.D., M.S., utilizes his knowledge and expertise to help people not only achieve oral health but also gain confidence through a beautiful smile.

Inspiring Surfaces

With over 40 years in the business and more than 2 million sq. ft. of materials in stock, Iberia Tiles is the go-to place in Miami to find the highest-quality porcelain tiles and stones from Italy and Spain.

Forever Youthful

What makes the new partnership between John J. Martin Jr., M.D., and Dr. Daniel L. Campos, DNP, unique is that they don’t subscribe to only one specialty such as plastic surgery or dermatology but rather offer a wholesome approach to aesthetics medicine combined with surgical and non-surgical alternatives with the goal of maintaining a natural and healthy aesthetic.

With Heart

Innovation is a tradition at Mercy Hospital. Their surgeons pioneered some of the first open heart surgeries and they continue to stay at the forefront of modern cardiovascular care with state-of-the-art robotic surgery, life-saving stents and emergency surgery day and night as part of their compassionate and comprehensive 24/7/365 service.

Fitness Finesse

Keeping that year-round beach bod and the perfect BMI in Miami is vital…but make sure you’re only hitting the gym to workout on the machines instead of working on everyone’s last nerve.

Escaping Reality

Everyone deserves a break and we’re lucky to have fashion-forward staycations at our fingertips. So, go ahead, hang up your LBD, kick off your shoes and prepare to relax in style.

Lap Of Luxury

This sunny season’s style is inspired by the luscious greenery and exquisite architecture that defines this Key Biscayne estate in our paradise by the sea.

Beautiful Intentions

Damaris Aguiar was inspired by her mentors — not only by what they taught her, but by the role they played in her life. It was the realization that she herself wanted to be a mentor and role model for other young ladies that led to the founding of DAMA.

The More Things Change…

The namesake of one of our city’s most important institutions, it’s not enough to study the life of Dr. James Jackson. One must emulate it.

Techno Trainer

We are in an era of health, and nowhere more so than at Panorama Tower, which will house an entirely tech-driven fitness center that fuses technology with wellness to take fitness amenities to the next level.

Deep Cuts

A maverick chef who infuses each and every dish with a dashing dollop of love, Santiago Gomez is illuminating and educating our Magic City on the majesty of Mexican cuisine.

Pop Rocks

A craftily curated collection of photographs by noted South Florida cultural archivist Ken Davidoff, “Miami Rocks: The Miami Pop Festival” takes a look at our city’s little-known relation to one of our nation’s landmark happenings.

Innovative Solutions

With direct access to a broad network of institutional lenders, BGI Capital is able to structure loans that benefit unique clients and situations, enabling them to surpass traditional lending firms. Founded in 2017, they have already exceeded $100 million in business in the local real estate market.

Weather Wizard

Because the weather in South Florida is a mercurial beast that dashes between beautiful & balmy and murderous monsoon at the drop of a hat, close observation is the prudent choice. Read on to consider an intoxicating alternative to The Weather Channel.

Land Yacht

The all-new Buick Enclave Avenir has arrived with easy-to-navigate features that will have you cruising like the captian of your own ship with room for plenty of non-essential crew.

Destination: MDD

The Miami Design District redefines retail by providing a completely immersive and dynamic experience that offers innovative and accessible shopping, and goes on to include wellness, beauty and fitness, diverse restaurants with local concepts to celebrated chefs, rich cultural and public art programs and live music performances.

Tender Care

Ensuring Miami can play every bit as hard as it works, the Nicklaus Children’s Sports Health Program is a cutting-edge enhancement of already stellar services.

Bottoms Up

Tinted with sensual regional ingredients, sweet and sharp in one sip, is there any drink more evocative of our city than the Mojito? Below we explain the history of this elegant import.

Taste Temptations

Chef Daniel Boulud invites diners to escape to the culinary Mediterranean without leaving Downtown Miami with his delectable menu that draws inspiration from France’s Côte d’Azur, Spain, Italy, Greece, Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, Israel and Turkey.

Good Karma

An enlightening non-profit putting the powerful tools of mindfulness and fulfillment into the hearts of our city’s underserved, the Connection Coalition is the bold new face of philanthropy in Miami and beyond.

Aesthetic Athletics

A passionate perusal of art’s intersection with the great game of soccer, PAMM’s exhilarating exhibition The World’s Game: Futbol & Contemporary Art tackles two of Miami most beloved subjects.


Cinematic Fashion Affair

Inspired by the allure of Hollywood’s Golden Age, this year’s Most Stylish finalists skillfully blend timeless elegance with a sophisticated, modern edge.

Empowered Living

Falling in love with Brickell can happen in an instant. Panorama Tower residents share how they’re living their best lives in this cosmopolitan meets tropical metropolis by the sea.